Mother-child cohorts are collecting a wealth of data on child health and determinants across Europe, but these data are often of fragmented nature. CHICOS aims to develop an integrated strategy for mother-child cohort research through coordination of the most important European cohorts. The project will make an inventory of cohorts in Europe, evaluate existing information on health outcomes and determinants from these cohorts, identify gaps in knowledge and develop recommendations for research action at the European level. CHICOS focuses on key child health areas where European cohorts can and should work together towards a more solid evidence base, which can be used by policymakers.
Dr Martine Vrijheid
Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL)
EC contribution: EUR 1 490 124
Duration: 36 months
Starting date: 01/01/2010
Project web-site: http://www.chicosproject.eu/